Philippe Dugourd is a senior scientist at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Lyon. He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris, where he graduated in Quantum Chemistry, and was awarded a PhD in molecular physics from the University of Lyon in 1991. He spent one year at Northwestern University as a visiting scholar with Professor M.F. Jarrold in 1995. He heads a group of ~10 people and his research is centred on determining the structure and dynamics of systems of large numbers of degrees of freedom in the gas phase (clusters, biomolecules, hybrid systems) by using mass spectrometry, laser spectroscopy and ion mobility methods. His current interests focus on the conformation of proteins and on the formation and optical properties of metal-protein nanohybrids. He also develops new mass spectrometry methods and analytical applications. Area of expertise: optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, ion mobility, gas phase ions, inorganic and molecular clusters, proteins, polymers.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2012